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  • U.S.
    Saturday Aug 13, 1904

    The Wright brothers

    Best Kitty Hawk effort

    U.S.
    Saturday Aug 13, 1904

    At Huffman Prairie, lighter winds made takeoffs harder, and they had to use a longer starting rail than the 60-foot (18 m) rail used at Kitty Hawk. The first flights in 1904 revealed problems with longitudinal stability, solved by adding ballast and lengthening the supports for the elevator. During the spring and summer they suffered many hard landings, often damaging the aircraft and causing minor injuries. On August 13, making an unassisted takeoff, Wilbur finally exceeded their best Kitty Hawk effort with a flight of 1,300 feet (400 m). Then they decided to use a weight-powered catapult to make takeoffs easier and tried it for the first time on September 7.




  • Birán, Cuba
    Friday Aug 13, 1926

    Fidel Castro

    Born

    Birán, Cuba
    Friday Aug 13, 1926

    Castro was born out of wedlock at his father's farm on 13 August 1926.




  • Germany
    Thursday Aug 13, 1936

    FIFA World Cup

    No World Cup Due WWII

    Germany
    Thursday Aug 13, 1936

    The FIFA World Cup was planned to take place in 1942. Germany officially applied to host the 1942 FIFA World Cup at the 23rd FIFA Congress on 13 August 1936 in Berlin. In June 1939, Brazil also applied to host the tournament. The beginning of European hostilities in September 1939 prompted further plans for the 1942 World Cup to be cancelled, before a host country was selected. The FIFA tournament did not take place.




  • Normandy, France
    Sunday Aug 13, 1944

    World War II

    Falaise Pocket

    Normandy, France
    Sunday Aug 13, 1944

    The battle resulted in the destruction of most of the German forces west of the Seine, which opened the way to Paris and the Franco-German border for the Allied armies on the Western Front. The Battle lasted from 12 to 21 August.




  • New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 13, 1947

    Louis Armstrong

    Armstrong big band dissolved

    New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 13, 1947

    Following a highly successful small-group jazz concert at New York Town Hall on May 17, 1947, featuring Armstrong with trombonist/singer Jack Teagarden, Armstrong's manager, Joe Glaser dissolved the Armstrong big band on August 13, 1947, and established a six-piece traditional jazz group featuring Armstrong with (initially) Teagarden, Earl Hines and other top swing and Dixieland musicians, most of whom were previously leaders of big bands. The new group was announced at the opening of Billy Berg's Supper Club.




  • East Germany, Germany
    Sunday Aug 13, 1961

    Berlin Wall

    Barbed Wire Sunday

    East Germany, Germany
    Sunday Aug 13, 1961

    At midnight, the police and units of the East German army began to close the border and, by Sunday morning, 13 August, the border with West Berlin was closed. East German troops and workers had begun to tear up streets running alongside the border to make them impassable to most vehicles and to install barbed wire entanglements and fences along the 156 kilometres (97 mi) around the three western sectors, and the 43 kilometres (27 mi) that divided West and East Berlin. The date of 13 August became commonly referred to as Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany.




  • Barcelona, Spain
    Monday Aug 13, 1973

    Johan Cruyff

    To Barcelona

    Barcelona, Spain
    Monday Aug 13, 1973

    In mid-1973, Cruyff was sold to Barcelona for 6 million guilders (approx. US$2 million, c. 1973) in a world record transfer fee.


  • Tora Bora, Afghanistan
    Monday Aug 13, 2007

    Bin Laden

    Mountain caves raided

    Tora Bora, Afghanistan
    Monday Aug 13, 2007

    U.S. and Afghanistan forces raided the mountain caves in Tora Bora between August 14–16, 2007. The military was drawn to the area after receiving intelligence of a pre-Ramadan meeting held by al-Qaeda members. After killing dozens of al-Qaeda and Taliban members, they did not find either Osama bin Laden or Ayman al-Zawahiri.


  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 13, 2012

    American Sniper: Christopher Scott Kyle

    FITCO Cares

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 13, 2012

    Kyle paired with FITCO Cares Foundation, a nonprofit organization that created the Heroes Project to provide free in-home fitness equipment, individualized programs, personal training, and life-coaching to in-need veterans with disabilities, Gold Star families, or those suffering from PTSD. On August 13, 2012, Kyle appeared on the reality television show Stars Earn Stripes, which features celebrities pairing up with a Special Operations or law enforcement professionals who train them in weapons and combat tactics. Kyle was teamed with actor Dean Cain.


  • California, United States
    Tuesday Aug 13, 2013

    Elon Musk

    A New Transportation Idea

    California, United States
    Tuesday Aug 13, 2013

    On 12 August 2013, Musk unveiled a concept for a high-speed transportation system, called Hyperloop, incorporating reduced-pressure tubes in which pressurized capsules ride on an air cushion driven by linear induction motors and air compressors. where such a transport system might be built between the Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area.


  • Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

    OnePlus

    Ladies First

    Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

    On 13 August 2014, OnePlus hosted a contest to give invites, which were hard to come by at the time, to their female forum members. Users were asked to post a photo of themselves with the OnePlus logo, images would be shared in the forum and could be "liked" by other forum members.


  • Germany
    Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

    Ciro Immobile

    Dortmund debut

    Germany
    Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

    On 13 August 2014, Immobile made his official debut for Dortmund as a striker in the starting line up for the 2014 DFL-Supercup against Bayern Munich. The match ended in Borussia lifting the cup by a score of 2–0.


  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Saturday Aug 13, 2016

    Michael Phelps

    Career ended

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Saturday Aug 13, 2016

    On August 13, in the 4 × 100-meter medley relay, Phelps ended his career with another gold medal, his 23rd at the Olympics and his 28th medal overall.


  • Italy
    Sunday Aug 13, 2017

    Ciro Immobile

    Supercoppa Italiana

    Italy
    Sunday Aug 13, 2017

    On 13 August 2017, Immobile scored the opening two goals of the Supercoppa Italiana; Lazio won with a final score of 3–2 over Juventus.


  • Fort Drum, New York, U.S.
    Monday Aug 13, 2018

    Huawei

    Banning Huawei and ZTE equipment from being used by the U.S. federal government

    Fort Drum, New York, U.S.
    Monday Aug 13, 2018

    In August 2018, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA 2019) was signed into law, containing a provision that banned Huawei and ZTE equipment from being used by the U.S. federal government, citing security concerns.


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